The MCA seeks to undertake eight PMSC health check visits annually, aiming to visit a range of different types of organisation across all parts of the UK.
During 2018, the MCA conducted seven PMSC health checks throughout the UK at the following types of facility:
3 x Private;
2 x Municipal;
1 x Trust; and
1 x Duchy.
As a result of these visits, two organisations were found not to be fully compliant and will receive return visits during 2019 to verify that the issues identified have been addressed. There are several of perennial issues identified in successive Health Check Trend Reports suggesting that these should be an area of focus for organisations.
Future health checks will continue to have a particular emphasis on supporting smaller harbours or ports, particularly under municipal ownership, whilst also including a number of larger ports.
The MCA would encourage industry to take account of the enhancements mentioned in this report and consider if any might be applicable to their organisations. Good practices identified can similarly be shared among ports to enhance overall safety, productivity and efficiency.